CouponXplorer Removal: Remove CouponXplorer Forever

Threat indicator: HIGH

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Win32 (Windows XP, Vista, Seven, 8)

CouponXplorer is a new type of adware that offers different coupons and discounts. Like all other adware this program changes the default settings of browsers and it is impossible to change the settings back until the program is installed. If CouponXplorer is installed in the browser, then the owner of the PC will have to use a home page and a search engine that was set by the adware. This browser add-on is not a virus, but it belongs to unwanted programs that can be installed almost without users’ participation in the process of installation. If you think about the security of the PC, then it is advised to remove CouponXplorer.


CouponXplorer intrusion method

CouponXplorer copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is 5zbar.dll. Then it creates new startup key with name CouponXplorer and value 5zbar.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name 5zbar.dll or CouponXplorer.

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How to remove CouponXplorer manually?

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with CouponXplorer, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by CouponXplorer.

To get rid of CouponXplorer, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

• installKeys.js
• gen1\COMMON.T8S
• files.ini
• chrome\5zffxtbr.jar
• Settings\s_pid.dat
• NP5zStub.dll
• NP5zEISb.dll
• Message\COMMON.T8S
• History\search3
• CrExtP5z.exe
• Cache\files.ini
• 8DEE0205-5968-493D-8AF1-16D05314C84F.sqlite
• 5zuabtn.dll
• 5ztpinst.dll
• 5zskplay.exe
• 5zsknlcr.dll
• 5zskin.dll
• 5zscript.dll
• 5zregiet.dll
• 5zreghk.dll
• 5zregfft.dll
• 5zradio.dll
• 5zmsg.dll
• 5zmlbtn.dll
• 5zmedint.exe
• 5zimpipe.exe
• 5zieovr.dll
• 5zidle.dll
• 5zhttpct.dll
• 5zhtmlmu.dll
• 5zhkstub.dll
• 5zhighin.exe
• 5zfeedmg.dll
• 5zdyn.dll
• 5zdlghk.dll
• 5zdatact.dll
• 5zbrstub.dll
• 5zbrmon.exe
• 5zbprtct.dll
• 5zbarsvc.exe
• 5zbar.dll
• 5zauxstb.dll
• 5zSrchMn.exe
• 5zSrcAs.dll
• 5zPlugin.dll
• 5zEZSETP.dll
• 5zEIPlug.dll
• 0031FB1A.exe

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use CouponXplorer Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

• %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gb5e8gtn.default\extensions\\
• %APPDATA%\CouponXplorer_5z\
• %PROGRAMFILES%\CouponXplorer_5z\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\CouponXplorer_5z
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\CouponXplorer_5zbar Uninstall
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{7d69ed06-0171-4379-9528-08df51092727}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{0297a026-3011-46d3-ad62-bb9a7612aea7}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.XMLSessionPlugin
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.UrlAlertButton
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.ToolbarProtector
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.ThirdPartyInstaller
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.SkinLauncherSettings
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.SkinLauncher
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.SettingsPlugin
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.ScriptButton
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.RadioSettings
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.Radio
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.PseudoTransparentPlugin
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.MultipleButton
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.HTMLPanel
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.HTMLMenu
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.FeedManager
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CouponXplorer_5z.DynamicBarButton
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\CouponXplorer_5z
    Value: Browser Plugin Loader
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\CouponXplorer
    Value: Search Scope Monitor
    Data: C:\PROGRA~1\COUPON~2\bar\1.bin\5zsrchmn.exe
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\CouponXplorer
    Value: rundll32
    Data: C:\PROGRA~1\COUPON~2\bar\1.bin\5zbar.dll,S

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use CouponXplorer Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

4. Manually fix browser problems

CouponXplorer can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option "Reset Browsers" under "Tools" in CouponXplorer Removal Tool to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to CouponXplorer before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:

Internet Explorer

  • If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following in the Open box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"

  • If you use Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click Start. Type the following in the Search box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"

  • Click the Advanced tab

  • In Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Click Reset in opened window again.

  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox to remove browsing history, search providers, homepage

  • After Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box

Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in CouponXplorer Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Go to the installation folder of Google Chrome: C:\Users\"your username"\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data.

  • In the User Data folder, look for a file named as Default and rename it to DefaultBackup.

  • Launch Google Chrome and a new clean Default file will be created.

Warning: This option might not work if in Google Chrome you use online synchronization between PCs. In this case use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in CouponXplorer Removal Tool.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • Go to Help > Troubleshooting Information in menu.

  • Click the Reset Firefox button.

  • After Firefox is done, it will show a window and crreate folder on the desktop. Click Finish.

Warning: This option will also clean all your account passwords for all websites. If you don't want it use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in CouponXplorer Removal Tool.

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

Here are the descriptions of problems connected with CouponXplorer and 5zbar.dll we received earlier:

Problem Summary: I am overwelmed with adds on my facebook, please remove

Please remove from my facebook. it is so much it is embarrassing. please remove now!!

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Do not want

Want my home page back and do not want coupon thing

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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